On Sep 12th 2019, President & CEO Greg Kahn opened up CEDIA 2019 on the Tech Talk Stage, moderating an expert conversation in the Smart Home industry with the topic: Welcome to the Google Home – How is Google Nest transforming connected live. The two speakers on the panel were Michelle Chambers Turner, Head of the Smart Home Ecosystem at Google and Gene LaNois, Head of the Professional Channel Business at Google Nest.

The discussion circled around latest trends, such as the shift from DIY-models to a Do-it-for-me-Solution, the Google portfolio and how to solve the complexity of a constantly evolving home environment, the integration of digital assistants, the cross-over between custom A/V integration, HVAC, electrical and security, Google partnerships as well as Google’s approach to security.

Watch the entire session below: